Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Nominated for Time 'Person of the Year'


Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) has been nominated to be Time magazine’s “Person of the Year.”

The magazine published the list on Wednesday. Perhaps the most notable person listed is President Donald Trump, who was previously named “Person of the Year” in 2016 after winning the presidency.

Whitmer is in the running with:

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is the only other state level politician in the running.

Like Cuomo, Whitmer has faced backlash from state residents over the heavy-handed nature of her coronavirus-related edicts. And like Cuomo, Whitmer has been met with criticism over her controversial policy of putting virus-infected patients into nursing homes to recuperate.

In June, state Sen. Peter Lucido (R) vowed if he was elected Macomb County prosecutor, he would charge the governor over the deaths of nursing home patients in that county.

If we have the information that supports a conviction, which means I can look down at the data, which is not there, the science, which is not there, and have doctors come to testify to support that the medical decisions that were made here were made unilaterally by one person only — Gretchen Whitmer — you’re da... (Read more)

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